Service matter – whether railway employees are Central Govt civil servants

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  • #3427

    sir I am an employee resigned from Indian Railways and joined Kerala State Electricity Board my pro Rata pension and other flames where remitted by Indian Railway but Kerala State Electricity Board is on the option that Indian Railway employees are not Central Government civil servants can you give me any reference of court orders which clearly specified Indian Railway employees aur Central Government civil servants

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    As far as I understand, the regular employees of the Indian railways are civil servants of the Central Government and/or hold civil posts under the Government of India, under the provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution of India. They are also covered within the meaning of the expression “persons appointed, to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union” under Article 309 of the Constitution.

    However, railway employees are not covered by the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules and the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, since they are specifically excluded from the operation of these rules, and also since there are separate rules for railway employee on the same subjects.

    Section 2(34) of the Railways Act, 1989, itself makes it clear that some of the railway servants are directly employed by the Central Government:

    “(34) “railway servant” means any person employed by the Central Government or by a railway administration in connection with the service of a railway including member of the Railway Protection Force appointed under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 of the Railway Protection Force Act, 1957 (23 of 1957);”

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  • #3437

    I am very thankful to you for your answer. I have made mistake because my computer is not showing whether the message has been send or not. That is why I repeatedly send the matter in your site. Sir I am extremely sorry 4 the inconvenience caused for you and I am very much thankful to you for the information you have given in this regard. This is helpful for me to submit this details to my office.
    thanking you
    yours faithfully
    Vishnu namboothiri

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